I’m Dry Center
Welcome to the I’m Dry! Children’s Continence Center. This program is directed by Kari J. Blackburn, CPNP under the supervision of Cameron S. Schaeffer, MD, a pediatric urologist.
Patients We Treat
The I’m Dry! Center has been established to treat children who have trouble controlling their bladder, bowels, or both. This can range from mild bedwetting to severe soiling of the underwear with urine and stool during the day. Urinary tract infections and constipation are frequently associated with incontinence in children, and we strive to rapidly reverse these problems, if present, then figure out why your child is having trouble.
Our first goal at the I’m Dry! Center is to correct any active disease that may harm your child’s urinary tract, particularly urinary tract infections. Incontinence in children is frequently associated with structural problems within the urinary tract, or even within the nervous system which controls bowel and bladder function. Our second goal is to be sure that there are no structural problems present that will need to be addressed to help your child. Once we feel comfortable that your child’s anatomy is normal, we will work to correct any functional problems that exist to help your child become dry. A treatment plan will be outlined that may include medication and/or behavioral therapy. This is not to imply that your child is “misbehaving.” Nearly all children with incontinence issues have no control over their bowels and bladder and need a comprehensive treatment program.
If your child is having bowel or bladder problems after potty training, it is very likely that we can help. Feel free to call and make an appointment with Kari at 859/275-KIDS (5437).